CEA Course: Music
MUS220 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC: LEARNING TO LISTEN
This course provides a survey of Western musical practice and how this music is shaped by the changes in philosophical thought. It also presents music as a representation of our concerns as a society and aims to uncover the often hidden capacity of music to capture the ontological experience of the composer. Prerequisite: some experience with music is recommended. Credits: 3
MUS320 DESIRE & IDENTITY: GENDER & SEXUALITY IN ITALIAN OPERA
This interdisciplinary course explores gender and sexuality in Italian Opera, paying special attention to the complexity of obsessions, fandom, history, performances, recordings, extravagant gestures, divas and sexuality. Classes include attendance at live performances at the Opera House of Florence and at the studios of an Italian costume designer. Prerequisites: None. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3
MUS332 IRISH MUSIC
Music is a key component in Irish culture and has a long and complex history leading up to what is globally recognized today as ‘Traditional Irish Music’. The course will explore the history and culture of Ireland through the medium of music, ranging from the 12th century to the present day, and will encompass numerous musical genres, ranging from traditional, classical, folk, ballad, dance music, and contemporary Irish music. Prerequisites: Two one-hundred or one two-hundred level courses in the subject area(s) of instruction. Language of Instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as IRL332.